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Bob Gaydos is a veteran of 40-plus years in daily newspapers. He began as police reporter with The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Sun-Bulletin, eventually covering government and politics as well as serving as city editor, features editor, sports editor and executive editor. He was also managing editor of the Evening Capital in Annapolis, Md. He retired from daily newspapering in 2007 after 29 years with the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., where he was Sunday/features editor and, for 23 years, editorial page editor. He won numerous awards for his editorials from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association and The Associated Press and in 1992 was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Gaydos continues to write on a freelance basis, including a column on addiction for the Record. He is also focused on guiding his two sons, Max and Zack, through college.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, March 6, 2020 How to live life and fight the coronavirus
Donald Trump has a simple playbook: If you want it, take it. If it's illegal or immoral, hire lawyers to bury it. If you don't know what's what, make something up. This philosophy has served him well until now, but it's kind of hard to bullshit your way through a worldwide pandemic.
SHARE Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Why Carlos Beltran Was Fired
It's the Trump effect. The Astros won their championship in 2017, the first year of the Trump presidency. What that presidency and the way it was attained said to the world is that you can cheat, have people know about it, and still be declared a winner. At least in America. Nothing has happened yet to change that perception.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 10, 2020 GOP: No country for young women
To the Trump/Pence GOP, women, especially young women, are not to be considered as equals, contemporaries, colleagues, persons with ideas, principles, beliefs that may differ from those of the male in the room. And above all, they are not expected to express their thoughts unless they agree with those of the male in the room. Also, don't make the covers of popular magazines.
SHARE Sunday, January 5, 2020 Just another mob hit
In the world of Donald Trump, repercussions don't matter if they don't impact on you directly. Don't listen to the "worriers." Be a warrior. Yeah, others may suffer, but you'll look strong. That's the main thing.
SHARE Monday, December 23, 2019 Surviving holidays in recovery
"No thank you" is a complete sentence and perfectly acceptable answer at holiday parties. Hosts need to know this as well as people in recovery.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 12, 2019 On Going to the Movies, or Not
I remember when going out to the movies was an everyday event. Now, they need high-tech visual effects to pry people off their couches. So Netflix decided to bring the blockbuster into the home with "The Irishman." I'm not sure it's a good idea.
SHARE Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Does 'the chosen one' pray?
Trump, if he's truly the chosen one, to whom does he pray and for what? I ask for millions of Americans because Rick Perry tells me my future and that of the planet lie in the hands of this "imperfect" person.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 23, 2019 Still taking measure
I have feltt a synchronicity with JFK bEcause of our shared birth date. It compels me to keep hoping for better and reaching for the moon.
SHARE Saturday, November 16, 2019 Kale and quinoa? How about kefir and kamut?
For the record, I eat kale and quinoa and avoid fried foods as much as possible. I think that's smart. There's nothing wrong with being smart, although Republicans have been trying to suggest otherwise for some time. It's a bully's weapon. Let them drink kefir. Series: The food we eat, or don't (12 Articles, 19768 views)
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, November 8, 2019 It's unraveling before our eyes
Ukraine. Quid pro quo. Get over it. Traitors. Isis. Kurds. Syria. Impeachment. Whistleblowers. Scum. World Series. Booo! Forest fires. Burn baby, burn. Let us pray. The unraveling world of Donald Trump.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 25, 2019 Take me to your leader: A fable (?)
In the end, only he mattered. More to the point, he knew full well, only the next season mattered.... They should have known, too, from the start.
SHARE Saturday, August 24, 2019 I finally got to Woodstock. Peace
We are not a mellow nation at the moment, but it was a mellow concert at Bethel Woods celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Peace. Love. Hope.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 10, 2019 A vocabulary for the Trump era
From "misogynist" to "narcissist" to "emoluments "and "quisling," Trump has forced us to improve our vocabulary, if not his.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 9, 2019 A great weekend for America
The Epstein story is as sordid as the women's soccer story is salubrious, yet it also stirred a feeling in me - and others, I believe - of, "Yes! Good! Terrific!"